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>> the most watched news at noon in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon. mollie: good afternoon and that you for joining us today. right now at noon, a live look outside from one of our dot cameras. a chilly start to the day, but weather is the hot topic around we'll have more on the east moment. but first let's check in with jason with the possibility of snow in our near future. temperatures. jason: we have a light chance for snow, nothing like they will
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a chance for a dusting into the evening tonight. definitely a chilly start. a lot of the like temperatures in the single digits. we have since recovered as the winds have been lightening a bit. we will be holding around here for the majority of the day. we have light snow off to the south right now. really snow flurries in showers, nothing that will be accumulating too much of anything from the overnight hours tonight. there is a chance we see at least a light dusting. clouds linger to the rest of the day and we clear out again down to 23 by 6:00 p.m. i will have the latest on warmer temperatures, the better chances for snow is ahead of the week, and another look at the east system coming up soon. mollie: we will look at that right now because residents along the east coast, especially in washington, d.c. are preparing for a major storm. three people have died so far in weather related accidents in north carolina. all of this comes on the heels of a small storm that paralyzed
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craig boswell shows us what happened. reporter: hundreds of crashes across the d.c. metropolitan area made last night commute nearly impossible. backups lasting late into the night. snow that froze over. >> it is crazy out here. snow but it is really slick. this morning but not much. truck drivers who reached their shift limit had to pull over, blocking lanes of highway's. >> i left for bragg, north carolina 12 hours ago. i got into traffic here. reporter: president obama also got stuck in the mess. 's motorcade skidding along roads as he returned to the white house on wednesday. last night's dusting is nothing compared to what is ahead, a major winter storm that could drop two feet of snow on the city over the next couple of days. the mayor apologized for
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the city is ready for the next storm with 40,000 tons of salt, 800 workers at about 500 plows. >> i have lived in d.c. most of my life and i don't know if i have lived through a forecast like this. is an extremely large storm. it will last for 36 hours. reporter: much of the northeast is in the crosshairs. the storm surges of a concern along the coastline. washington, d.c. in virginia have already declared a state of emergency before the storm even arrives. crime boswell, kcci 8 news -- cbs news, washington. mollie: passengers are being allowed to rebuild for free to miss the storms. -- now faces child endangerment charges in addition to murder charges in the death of wisdom evans. tucker was his guardian when he died in 2014. her arraignment is set for next month. a convicted sex offender is back
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held without bond at the polk county jail. clouse is a convicted sex offender supposed to be under lifetime supervision. but he failed to return to the fort des moines work release facility last week. u.s. marshalls tracked him down wednesday at a home in des moines. and commitment 2016 news, dr. ben carson will resume his campaign schedule today, following the death of a campaign volunteer. braden joplin was killed tuesday when the van he was in went out of control on an icy interstate 80 near atlantic. five others were injured in that crash, including a 5 year old and 10 year old. carson has events scheduled for today in glenwood and atlantic. also campaigning across iowa today, former iowa caucus winner mike huckabee. he has events in sioux city, sheldon and spencer. and happenings olmitz ago hillary clinton is holding a , that is holding a campaign
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she said it's important not only democrat. >> one party is becoming defined by paranoia, prejudice, angry. whereas the other is focused on creating good paying jobs, holding wall street accountable, delivering for people and that is why i proud to be a democrat running for the presidency. mollie: following her event, she has two more stops today in eastern iowa. new at noon, reports of a former russian spy dying in london after jigging poisonous t in 2006 and now a british judge says russia's president likely approved his killing. charlie d'agata has the story. reporter: on his deathbed, he told his wife putin did it. now almost a decade after his murder -- a british judge confirms russia's secret service
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the former kgb agent was a fierce critic of the kremlin and fled to britain in 2000. it was at this to -- hotel where he met to russian comrades for tea who allegedly slipped poison into the teapot. they have always denied involvement and they are both back in russia. he became violently ill and was dead within three weeks. a urine test revealed polonium 210, a highly radioactive and extreme we toxic poison. his widow says she will not stop fighting or her husband. >> if you committed this crime, at the end you will get -- justice. reporter: they have frozen the assets of the two suspects. the investigation found it was the second time they tried to
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mollie: taking a look at wall street, stocks are slightly higher this morning and right now take a look at that. it's up to hundred 19.49 points. -- 219.49 points. energy stocks recovered some ground early today as the price of crude oil stabilized. a woman named kathryn smith has made pro football history. the buffalo bills hired her as its special teams quality control coach, making her the first woman to be a full-time assistant coach in the nfl. elaine quijano has more. reporter: historically, the nfl coaching rinses as one of the biggest boys club on the block. of the buffalo bills are changing that. late wednesday they announced they had promoted katheryn smith, making her the first full-time female assistant coach in the nfl. the league's newest coaches
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she began her nfl career as an 2003. four years later smith was promoted to player personnel assistant and in 2014 was named assistant to then head coach rex ryan. she followed him to buffalo after he took the head coaching job of the bills last year. ryan said he consulted with arizona cardinals head coach, his teammate history themselves this past july. >> there he excited to have the coach joined the staff. reporter: the cardinals hired jen welter as a linebacking coach interned during the training camp and preseason, the first woman to hold the coaching position and efl -- in the nfl. >> i could not imagine this they would ever come. >> now it could be a dream for other girls. available to the media.
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talk to reporters about her new role sometime after the super bowl. mollie: in her new job, smith will be responsible for gathering video and statistical analysis on upcoming opponents. back here in iowa, firefighters in marion are honoring a second grader for keeping calm when a fire broke out at her home. a grease fire broke out at an apartment building on january 8. chloe taylor lives three doors down and says she knew what to do, alerting her mom and brother so they got out safely. the marion fire chief says this shows why it's important for fire fighters to come to schools and go over safety tips with children. >> if there is a fire, the fire alarms go off and they tend to hide under bedroom closets because they are scared. we put on our gear, we put on our masks and go this is what we look like. don't be afraid of us. mollie: the fire chief says it's
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their own fired those at home. still to come at noon, shopping check. -- tech. how technology is improving the shopping experience. and frozen pants? only in minnesota. one-of-a-kind artwor the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state,
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negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news. -- >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at noon with mollie cooney and meteorologist metinka slater. mollie: online shopping continues to grow in popularity. so now retailers are looking for ways to use technology to improve the in store shopping experience. jill wagner takes a look. reporter: nice to meet you/ pepper could be coming to a store to you. >> how may i help you? reporter: kick until you where an item is located inside of the store, even suggest a jacket or dress that might look good. pepper is just one of the new technologies on display at the
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the differences. reporter: she is with intel. they are using technology to get shoppers all the information they find online while in store. like this supermarket of the future. motion sensors detect when you were reaching for product and then show you what is in it and its carbon footprint. aware. where is my food coming from? reporter: its even changing the way we buy shoes. forget this century old device. foot scanner that gives you a 3-d reading of your foot, including with an arch. dressing rooms are also getting a makeover. >> is like a smart dressing room. reporter: levi store select you asked for a different style of gene or size -- jean or size. >> what i can do is choose the size i actually want a request that item from a sales associate.
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shopping a lot easier. and maybe even more fun. joe baca, cbs news, new york. -- jill wagner. mollie: you can inspect to see the year. drivers, watch out for potholes. the city of des moines is noticing them earlier this year. great news. up to six crews can be scheduled at a time to temporarily fill the holes. they will use cold asphalt until temps are high enough to use hot asphalt. a warmer than usual winter is to blame for the bumps on our roadways. in minnesota some residents are getting creative in the cold weather. frozen jeans and other clothing icy sculptures. kind of creepy. residents say the theme of this art, it's so cold that minnesotans are freezing their pants off. for us, we have a warm-up so i don't know we have to do that
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jason: i think we can take a makes cultures of her own. not sure what but i like the creative thinking. cold enough to freeze your jeans. upper teens to lower 20's is where we are sitting. we were coming out of the doldrums a little bit. it feels like temperature started in the single digits. clouds of interspersing some up in the morning hours but you can see them rebuilding from west to east. leave a brief band of snow off bringing it snow showers. nothing really accumulating. pretty beautiful besides that. they look out at brushy creek. clear skies and snow on the ground. it's the middle of winter and sure is looking like it. 23 out there so fairly mild. the average is 31. not affect the frigid but we do see a few shots of son out there. you can see that system kind of petering out to the south. that will continue to dry out. it will likely bring in some light snow as we head into the
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for accumulations out of this system. we do cool off a bit. temperatures back down into the teens as we had :00 -- past 10:00 p.m.. do not expect much snow output from those. there is a chance we see a little bit. high pressure will die down in will spell sunshine for our saturday and at least part of sunday. we glued best we do look to bring in some on sunday evening, coast. this is a system bringing it into the afternoon hours tomorrow. heavy snow through parts of kentucky, tennessee and eastward. we have a wintry mix going on. some of their first blizzard warning slightly other lifetimes off to the east. winter storm warnings spreading d.c.. that. thankfully our weather not
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we have a brief spat of snow that will be trying to make his way through as we head into the overnight. you can see clouds remain fairly heavy until we bring in the area of high pressure. that will help to clear us out of the weekend. weekend of sunshine but we do have saturday that is looking almost completely sunny all day long before we start to build and more clouds ahead of our next snow chance on monday. for now looking to be an absolutely beautiful one out there. today maybe looking at clouds. light snow ongoing. otherwise, mid 20's and mostly cloudy skies throughout the day today in a relatively mild night. mid teens is what we are looking at with wind chills dropping around 8-12 degrees. we are on the edge of a warm-up. 32 on saturday with the sunshine. 38 by sunday. not quite spring but we are above freezing for a couple of days. monday we do bring up the extra snow. mollie: freeze your jeans off
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our producer is from minnesota. thanks a lot. iowa's caucuses are still more than a week away, but "caucus: the musical" opens this saturday night. we'll tell you what to expect in this 2016 version next on iowa's news leader. congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress. it's a rigged economy that sends most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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mollie: so much material, so little time. "caucus: the musical" is opening this saturday night. anything can happen on stage. genius behind this robert john ford starting way back in 2004. and alyson schafer, the director and choreographer this year. thank you both for coming in. "caucus: the musical" back again. thank you for coming. tell us how this all got started. guest: the first reading was back in 2004. it went so well we decided to do a full production in 2008. it's become an annual tradition and we try to mix it up every four years.
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attention and it helped launch your career to new york. guest: it did, and it's getting a lot of national attention again. mollie: you have so much material. i would think you are writing up until the last minute. guest: we are not. allison and i decided we would have a cutoff date will be not at anything new to the material. image in this comedy into a tragedy if we cap adding all the new material. mollie: you are looking at video from a reversal. tell us the plot line and how it changes this time around. guest: we still have the focus on the wise family, the typical iowa family. they represent the typical iowa caucus-goers. we look at how their life is candidates, politicians and media on their family life as they are asked to pursue their choice for whom they would like to support as a candidate.
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guest: we added a new candidate that ensure many people will recognize. they come to the production as well is another family member and several new songs. robert has written six new songs. mollie: we're talking to social media. it has changed so much in your bringing that into this. guest: that's another component we have added. we have several references to the media, including a song called "24 hours to fill.: kcci was generous and letting this -- letting us observe a newscast. mollie: what is been the reaction over the years? guest: it's been phenomenal. i did not think after we get it once they would be interested in it again but every year continues to build and the buzz gets bigger every time. new people don't always -- are always discovering it. is different from any year in the past. people that have seen the show
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mollie: what is the challenge? there is so much out there. guest: that the great question. there is so much material this year that we decided if we put all of that in, it would become unbelievable. we were trying to give a more realistic and approaching it that way this year. guest: and robert has written composites of candidates. there might be some people seeking to -- you can recognize more than others. guest: january 23-february 6. 11 performances. des mollie: and robert john ford's website will take either. cannot wait to see at this time. that he for coming in and good luck. congress doesn't regulate wall street... wall street regulates congress.
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most new wealth to the top 1%. and it's held in place by a corrupt political system where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is funded by over two and a half million small contributions. people who know you can't level the playing field by taking more money from wall street. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic] mollie: one more look at the weather. we like this one. jason: it will be great. temperatures in the 30's. good stuff.
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jason: the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's prepared for it like no other. a tireless secretary of state, standing up against the abuse of women and girls. negotiating a cease-fire in gaza, leading the diplomacy that keeps us out of war. the presidency is the toughest job in the world... and she's the one leader who has what it takes to get every part of the job done.


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